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Lao PDR Economic Monitor Reports

 

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May 2016: Challenges in Promoting More Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.11)
Selected issue notes (p.32)
- Drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR (p.34)

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April 2015: Towards Restoring Macroeconomic Stability and Building Inclusive Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.16)
Selected issue notes (p.31)
- Asean Economic Community 2015 – Implications For Lao PDR (p.32)
- Trade in Goods (p.32)
- Trade in Services (p.33)
- Investment (p.34)
- Trade Facilitation (p.35)
- Creating Productive Jobs For Inclusive Growth (p.37)

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January 2014: Managing Risks for Macroeconomic Stability

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.10)
Selected issue notes (p.21)
- School based management in Lao PDR: current conditions and recommendations for the future (p.22)

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June 2013: Sustaining Growth - Maintaining Macroeconomic Stability

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.6)
Selected issue notes (p.16)
- Improving the effectiveness and transparency of mining revenues (p.16)
- Government budget at a glance (p.18)
- Government spending on health in Lao PDR (p.22)
- Net economic benefits of sanitation interventions in the Lao PDR (p.25)

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November 2012: Tightening Demand to Maintain Macroeconomic Balances

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.4)
Selected issue notes (p.14)
- Improving the effectiveness and transparency of mining revenues (p.16)
- Rice sector in surplus: revising the policy mix (p.14)
- Maternal health: how free deliveries help (p.18)
- Gender: reducing vulnerability, increasing opportunity (p.21)

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May 2012: Sustaining Robust Growth - Mitigating Risks and Deepening Reforms

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.4)
Selected issue notes (p.12)
- Structural and policy reforms (p.12)
- Public expenditure policy and management reforms (p.12)
- Financial sector development (p.15)
- Trade reform (p.16)
- Private Sector Development (p.18)

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December 2011: Sustaining Growth Coping with Rising Uncertainty

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.4)
Selected issue notes (p.4)
- Growth and inflation (p.4)
- GOL's revenue and expenditure (p.6)
- External balance (p.8)
- Monetary sector (p.10)

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May 2011: Robust Growth Amidst Inflationary Concerns

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.6)
Selected issue notes (p.14)
- Structural and policy reforms (p.14)
- Public expenditure policy and management reforms (p.14)
- Financial sector development (p.17)
- Trade reform (p.18)
- Private Sector Development (p.19)

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September 2010: Managing Macroeconomic Balances to Sustain High Economic Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.3)
- Rising food prices fueled inflation in recent months (p.3)
- GOL's revenue and expenditure implementation (p.5)

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May 2010: Recent Economic
Developments

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.3)
Selected issue notes (p.3)
- Growth and inflation (p.3)
- GOL's revenue and expenditure (p.4)
- External balance (p.6)
- Monetary sector (p.8)

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December 2009: Recent Economic
Developments

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p.12)
- Structural and policy reforms (p.12)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.12)
- Financial sector reform (p.15)
- Trade reform (p.16)
- Private sector development (p.17)

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June 2009: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and Recent Economic Developments

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.3)
Selected issue notes (p.3)
- Growth and inflation (p.3)
- GOL's revenue and expenditure (p.5)
- External balance (p.7)
- Monetary sector (p.9)
- The Lao government's response to the crisis (p.12)

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November 2008: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p.13)
- Structural and policy reforms (p.13)
- Public expenditure policy and management reforms (p.13)
- Financial sector development (p.20)
- Trade reform (p.22)
- Private Sector Development (p.24)

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April 2008: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.3)
Selected issue notes (p.11)
- Structural reforms (p.11)
- Public expenditure policy and management reforms (p.11)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.13)
- Financial sector development (p.16)
- Trade reform (p.18)
- Private Sector Development (p.20)

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November 2007: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.7)
Selected issue notes (p.13)
- Structural reforms (p.13)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.13)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.15)
- Financial sector development (p.19)
- Trade reform (p.21)
- Private Sector Development (p.23)
- Donor assistance to the reform agenda (p.28)

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May 2007: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.5)
- Structural reforms (p.5)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.5)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.7)
- Financial sector development (p.13)
- Trade reform (p.15)
- Private sector development (p.19)
- Donor assistance to the reform agenda (p.23)

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November 2006: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.5)
- Structural reforms (p.5)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.5)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.8)
- Financial sector development (p.13)
- Trade reform (p.16)
- Private sector development (p.20)
- Donor assistance to the reform agenda (p.26)

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April 2006: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.6)
- Structural reforms (p.6)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.6)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.10)
- Financial sector development (p.14)
- Trade reform (p.17)
- Private sector development (p.18)
- Donor assistance to the reform agenda (p.20)

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October 2005: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.12)
Economic outlook (p. 36)
Repositioning for growth (p. 52)

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April 2005: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.5)
- Structural reforms (p.5)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.5)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.7)
- Financial sector development (p.10)
- Trade reform (p.12)
- Private sector development (p.14)
- Donor assistance to the reform agenda (p.16)

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November 2004: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.6)
- Structural reforms (p.6)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.6)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.8)
- Financial sector development (p.11)
- Trade reform (p.13)
- Private sector development (p.17)
- Donor assistance to the reform agenda (p.19)

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May 2004: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.6)
- Structural reforms (p.6)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.6)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.7)
- Financial sector development (p.12)
- Trade reform (p.13)
- Private sector development (p.17)

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October 2003: Lao PDR Economic Monitor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments and outlook (p.1)
Selected issue notes (p.4)
- Structural reforms (p.4)
- Public expenditure policy and management (p.4)
- Reform of state-owned enterprises (p.6)
- Financial sector development (p.8)
- Trade reform (p.11)
- Private sector development (p.15)


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June 2016: Leveraging Trade Agreements

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 6)
Selected issue notes (p. 27)
   - Leveraging Trade Agreements

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December 2015: Immigrant Labor

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 6)
Selected issue notes (p. 28)
   - Immigrant Labor

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June 2015: Transforming Urban Transport

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p. 5)
Selected issue notes (p. 23)
   - Value-added taxes: boon or  bane?
   - Realizing the economic potential of women
Transforming urban transport (p. 34)

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December 2014: Towards a Middle-Class Society

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Executive Summary (Bahasa Malaysia-pdf)

Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 20)
   - Implications of lower oil prices for Malaysia’s economy
   - Flows and ebbs: capital flows to Malaysia and their macro-financial
     implications
   - Informing and prioritizing Malaysia’s skills investment
Towards a middle-class society (p. 41)

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June 2014: Boosting Trade Competitiveness

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 22)
   - Matching talent to jobs
Boosting trade competitiveness (p. 32)

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December 2013: High-performing Education

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 25)
   - Malaysia’s narrowing current account and export competitiveness
   - Assessing Malaysia’s recent investment boom
   - Progress update on structural reforms
High-performing education (p. 45)

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June 2013: Harnessing Natural Resources

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic development and outlook (p.5)
Selected issue notes (p. 27)
   - Shared prosperity in Malaysia
Harnessing natural resources (p. 30)

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November 2012: Unlocking Women’s Potential

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.5)
Economic outlook (p. 18)
Unlocking women’s potential (p.41)

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April 2012: Modern Jobs

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 56)
Modern jobs (p. 83)

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November 2011: Smart Cities

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.6)
Economic outlook (p. 32)
Smart cities (p. 48)

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April 2011: Brain Drain

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 56)
Brain drain (p. 83)

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November 2010: Inclusive Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 43)
Promoting inclusive growth (p. 63)

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April 2010: Growth through Innovation

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.17)
Economic outlook (p. 52)
Growth through innovation (p. 70)

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November 2009: Repositioning for Growth

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Sections in this edition:

Recent economic developments (p.12)
Economic outlook (p. 36)
Repositioning for growth (p. 52)

December 2014: Towards a Middle-Class Society